Website of Joe Landsberger

Working in the garden...
gives me a profound
feeling of inner peace.
Ruth Stout 1884 - 1980
American author, gardener

Gardening is cheaper
than therapy
and you get tomatoes.
Gardens are a form of autobiography.
Sydney Eddison,
Horticulture magazine,
August/September 1993
Still round the corner
there may wait
a new road
or a secret gate
J.R.R. Tolkien

In the garden there are no hours--only seasons
Joe Landsberger

Earth laughs in flowers.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

PDF's of early garden tours:
2015 WENGT VIII | 2014 WENGT VII | 2013 WENGT VI | 2012 WENGT V

PDF's of the garden and history tours:
2016 WENGT IX | 2017 WENGT X | 2018 WENGT XI

For eleven years, West End neighbors of St. Paul have featured yards and gardens in a garden tour, and for the past three years added histories by Joe Landsberger to the effort!

  • In 2016 the history of the brewing industry along West 7th Street
    complimented a "beer garden" at Summit Brewing to celebrate nine years of tours.
  • In 2017 the yards, gardens and history of Little Bohemia
  • In 2018 the yards, gardens and history of the neighborhood
    between Jefferson and Randolph Avenues from West 7th to Lexington Avenue.
  • In 2019 we will feature the yards, gardens and history of the neighborhood
    between Jefferson Avenue out to Fort Snelling,
    between West 7th Street and the Mississippi River corridor.

For more information: email!

We also have an
annual plant sale!

indoor and outdoor
vegetable and flowering
perennial and annual

West 7th Federation:
974 7th Street West

plant sale

The 2019 tour will take place on Saturday, June 8!

The history is nearly written, and we are soliciting ads for publication.  Join the effort!